Photographer: Famil Mahmudbeyli was born in 1979, in Baku. As his ages of adolescence fell on the years of war years, in 1992, when he was 13 years old, he went to the front. Being a volunteer, he was helping the soldiers, carrying weapons and ammunition in the military unit located in Aghdam. Since that time he took interest in photography and video operating. At the age of 15 he began to work as a decorator in Azerbaijan State Television, then as an operator and montage. Since 2007 he worked as a professional operator, and since 2012 was engaged in filming as a photographer in frontlines and other territories of Azerbaijan.
Over 30 of his photos were demonstrated in the exhibition titled “Description of Peace” (2014) organized by the European Union and Crisis Management Initiative. Now he is an independent photographer.
With the adoption of the Constitutional Act on Independence on October 18, 1991, a new stage of the Azerbaijani history in the 20th century started. Before that time, Armenia conducted military operations against Azerbaijan with the assistance of the Soviet, later Russian military and political circles.
“Tamga” element is reflected on the “Gasimushaghi” embroideries and rugs. Although many virtues of the “Gasimushaghi” (also, “Kasim Ushag”, “Kasim-Usag”, “Gasimushagy” and “Kasymushagy”) rugs and embroideries have been explored, some elements, motives, patterns or figures need investigation and exact explanation.
The book titled “Nagorno Karabakh: facts versus lies” (Нагорный Карабах: факты против лжи) by Arsen Malik-Shahnazarov, advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the so-called Nagorno Karabakh Republic since 1993, was printed in 3,000 copies by Volshebniy Fonar publishing house (Moscow).